Plastic chair with wooden rests
The cyborg armchair by Magis is a two-part chair composed of familiar forms, materials and colours to form a new version. The eponymous collection includes several chairs, which delight with different material combinations.
Cyborg: material mix
Based on the composite beings - known from sci-fi movies - the Magis chair is a component of multiple elements of natural and artificial parts. As the club version of the cyborg, it consists of a frame from polycarbonate and a backrest made from wicker.
As a result of the extraordinary material mix and the tension between material and manufacturing, the Cyborg was awarded with the German Design Award in 2016:
"While the upper part of the Cyborg is intricately crafted by hand, the lower part stands for the fast industrial production. However, both together like Yin and Yang, result in a harmonious unit. While the base remains always the same except for the choice of colour, the backrest is available in the various designs, such as in wicker, plywood or solid wood, or in an upholstery version in beautiful fabric and leather. Like that the more valuable backrest determines the expression and aesthetics of the object. Jury statement German Design Award
Variants: padded, wood or plastic
The Cyborg armchair by Marcel Wanders is the basis for the Cyborg series, which consists of other two components chairs that are upholstered, available with wood or plastic armrests.Also in our blog:
German Design Award 2016